This page will help you determine the age of your older Kawai acoustic piano. The first step is to find the serial number of your instrument.  The serial number identifies the year an instrument was manufactured and is the key to all future warranty service and repair (if needed). Its location varies depending on the type of instrument.

For Kawai grand pianos, the serial number is found on the iron plate under the music desk on the right side of the piano (near the tuning pins). You may have to “slide out” the music desk to see it.

For Kawai upright pianos, the serial number is located in one of two places: (1) the top right side of the iron plate (near the tuning pins) or (2) at the top center of the plate between the bass and treble sections. You can normally find it easily by lifting the piano lid. For Kawai acoustic hybrid pianos (K200- ATX3 and K300 AURES), the serial number is located at the top center of the iron plate under the Kawai logo.

Although the serial numbers for Kawai digital pianos are not included chart below, it is still helpful to know where they can be found. The location of Kawai digital piano serial numbers also varies by instrument type. For console models (KDP/CN/CA/CS/CP/NV) and portable digital pianos (ES Series), the serial number is located under the “keybed” (the foundation for the keys) on the right side. For the MP Series professional stage pianos, the serial number is found on the back of the instrument.

Kawai Piano Serial Number Production Dates

The serial numbers listed are the approximate first number produced for the year shown. Starting letters other than A or F should be disregarded. Serial numbers for different models are not always sequential, so actual dates could vary.

Japan Production   U.S. Production
         
1927 4200   1988 A6904
1930 6000   1989 A7500
1935 8350   1990 A10200
1940 9600   1991 A21300
1945 12000   1992 A30515
1950 14200   1993 A39267
1952 15000   1994 A49071
1953 16200   1995 A56689
1954 18600   1996 A64000
1955 20590   1997 A74000
1956 21300   1998 A81000
1957 22500   1999 A90000
1958 23200   2000 A96000
1960 26000   2001 A100000
1961 34500   2002 A104000
1962 75760   2003 A111000
1963 85622   2004 A115300
1964 132307      
1965 163178   Indonesia Production
1966 203433   2003 F000200
1967 251660   2004 F002200
1968 303686   2005 F004700
1969 369088   2006 F010600
1970 425121   2007 F018700
1971 488834   2008 F030500
1972 558216   2009 F040085
1973 633601   2010 F049000
1974 718768   2011 F057700
1975 785568   2012 F067900
1976 844362   2013 F080000
1977 904384   2014 F092000
1978 973490   2015 F102000
1979 1067130   2016 F112000
1980 1126366   2017 F122000
1981 1219355   2018 F132000
1982 1300000   2019 F142000
1983 1380000   2020 F153000
1984 1475000      
1985 1550000   KX Models (Canada)
1986 1630500   2001 20000
1987 1706250   2002 21000
1988 1781250   2003 23000
1989 1856250   2004 26000
1990 1950000   2005 30000
1991 2000000   2006 32000
1992 2050000   2007 34000
1993 2100000   2008 36800
1994 2160743   2009 37900
1995 2197503   2010 38900
1996 2244232   2011 40000
1997 2279943   2012 41000
1998 2314043   2013 42000
1999 2350000      
2000 2380000      
2001 2410000      
2002 2430000      
2003 2466000      
2004 2495000      
2005 2518000      
2006 2543000      
2007 2566000      
2008 2585000      
2009 2602000      
2010 2615000      
2011 2628000      
2012 2639000      
2013 2651000      
2014 2664000      
2015 2675000      
2016 2686000      
2017 2700000      
2018 2710000      
2019 2720000      
2020 2730000